Introduction to ultrasound report writing  Short Courses

There will be an introductory on-line lecture to support interactive learning within the session. The content of the session will include:

  • Overview of current guidance on how to structure a report
  • Examples of good practice and poor practice
  • Hands-on practical report writing, with feedback from tutors
  • Question and answer session

Course Information

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Tbc 18:00-20:00 2 hours £50.00 CS6069 Register Interest

Tutor Info

Allison Harris is the ultrasound clinical co-ordinator and lecturer at City, University of London and an independent advanced practitioner sonographer. Allison has a keen interest in developing ultrasound practice to meet national standards and incorporated the teaching of best practice in report writing throughout the modules that she leads. She is also an accreditor for CASE (The Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education), which ensures that ultrasound education in the UK meets the CASE standards.

Gill Harrison is the ultrasound programme director and has many years of clinical ultrasound experience, in addition to teaching on the ultrasound programme for 17 years and leading the programme for 13 years. Gill is heavily involved with ultrasound practice developments in a number of roles including a member of the ultrasound advisory group for the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), deputy editor for the journal “ultrasound”, lead accreditor for CASE and accreditor for the SCoR. She has been involved in reviewing standards and guidelines related to ultrasound practice and teaches best practice guidelines to students on the ultrasound programmes.

Eligibility

Sonographers wanting to develop their skills and practice of report writing to UK standards.

English Requirements

English language at a level eligible to work in the UK.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to structure an ultrasound report that meets the current UK standards for ultrasound practice. There will be an opportunity to review good and poor quality reports, critique these in relation to the current guidelines and practice writing clear, concise and relevant reports.

Teaching and Assessment

A blended learning approach will be used. To make the most of the face-to-face time an on-line lecture will be provided to give the background information about report writing and best practice.

You will be encouraged to bring an example of two or three reports from your own workplace, if applicable, to discuss during the session.

This is an attendance based event.

If you meet the entry requirements for the postgraduate programme and wanted to gain 15 M-level credits, you could undertake a work based or student negotiated distance learning module and develop your experience and skills further.

Recommended Reading

Edwards, H. Smith, J. and Weston, M. (2014) “What makes a good ultrasound report?” Ultrasound, 22 (1), pp. 57 - 60

Society and College of Radiographers and British Medical Ultrasound Society (2015) Guidelines for Professional Ultrasound Practice. Available at: https://www.bmus.org/static/uploads/resources/GUIDELINES_FOR_PROFESSIONAL_ULTRASOUND_PRACTICE.pdf

The Royal College of Radiologists and Society and The Society and College of Radiographers (2014) Standards for the provision of an ultrasound service. The Royal College of Radiologists.Available at: https://www.rcr.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/BFCR(14)17_Standards_ultrasound.pdf

Leads To...

A certificate of attendance.

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